This is an analysis of the poem Song—will Ye Go To The Indies, My Mary? that begins with:

WILL ye go to the Indies, my Mary,
And leave auld Scotia's shore?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XcXc adXd AeAe acXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110010110 111101 0110010110 0110101 111011010 1010101 11011010 110101 11110100110 1111010001 111010011 110111 11111110 11111011 11111110 0111101 111011110 010001001 110011111 010101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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